Surely we’re not the only ones thinking about a spring break? It’s great to have something to look forward to after the winter, right? Bear in mind, there are just a few things to consider when booking a vacation, such as whether you’ll need a cash advance.
Budget – cash advance
Setting your budget should be one of the first things you do. The ideal way forward is to have time off without breaking the bank and needing a payday loan or cash advance. But, should you need a little help, The Paydayking could help you with a short-term loan. Alternatively, your holiday company may be able to provide a payment plan.
You’ll need to keep in mind –
Find accommodation that is both budget-friendly and to your taste. Going away Monday to Friday can often work out cheaper than 7 days beginning on a weekend. Remember to pack wisely to avoid surplus baggage fees. If you are going away with friends, make sure the cost is split fairly and that it is affordable for all of you.
Where to go and what to see
Whether you are holidaying with family or friends, decide together where you’d all like to visit. Would you prefer a beach holiday or a city break? This allows you to work out how much you’ll need from your cash advance. Research where you’d like to go to see what there is to do and also get an idea of what you may spend when there.
Make a list of what you’ll need to take with you. Will the weather require swimwear or skiwear, walking boots, or sandals? You may need a cash advance for a new holiday wardrobe or luggage. Some things will be available to buy at your destination, but items like sunscreen can cost much more at a resort.
Will you have a vacation close to home or book flights further afield? Would you rather visit a beach, the mountains or a city break?
Camping can be fun and inexpensive, with plenty of free activities. Enjoy walking and hiking, such as around the California hills, or swimming in the ocean or pool. Maybe you prefer a hotel where you can relax and enjoy someone else doing all the work?
California, for example, offers almost anything you wish to do. Napa Valley, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara are home to some of the best vineyards around. Why not book a wine-tasting experience? These areas produce some awesome red and white wines.
Beaches are aplenty, just waiting for the sunbathers, swimmers and surfers. Coronado, Santa Monica, Catalina Island and La Jolla Cove are just some that come highly recommended. If you’re at La Jolla at the right time, you’ll probably spot seal pups!
The mountains offer a chance to ski, if you’re not a fan of the hotter temperatures or the beach. In Northern California, you can choose a large mountain resort, or opt for a smaller, more local mountain and resort. The most popular places are Heavenly, Northstar and Lake Tahoe. Take in the stunning panoramic views while skiing, tobogganing, or snowboarding.
It may be cheaper to hire appropriate clothing if you plan a skiing holiday unless it’s a regular vacation for you. If you are camping, check out our blog for camping essentials here.
Yosemite is just one of a few stunning national parks, with much to offer at different times of the year. Famous for its mountainous cliffs, wildlife and hiking trails, Yosemite is somewhere to visit in each season.
Look out for deals
Deals are to be had almost everywhere you look, but may not be as prevalent as they were pre-Covid. The rising cost of fuel, even the amount of people hiring campervans, etc, demand has pushed up prices. Look at social media, TV advertisements, local news brochures, and magazines.
Use price comparison sites to see if you are getting the best package deal. Sites such as Expedia, Trivago, and Travelzoo are really handy. Airbnb offers accommodation of all types, many of which you wouldn’t find anywhere else. They all offer places worldwide.
Use your credit card rewards, such as air miles, if you have them. Additionally, set up price alerts for flights so that you know when you can get a good deal.
Ensure your travel company will allow for rescheduling should plans fall through, such as Covid infections, meaning you wouldn’t be able to fly etc.
Once you’ve decided on the destination and sorted out your finances, check your passport is still in date. List what you’ll need to take and get ready to relax, unwind and enjoy your spring break!